Origins of Originality
Growing up on Fogo Island, Shorefast Founder Zita Cobb developed a deep belief in the inherent value of place and profound respect for the human ways of knowing that emerge from respectful relationships with nature, culture, and community. After building one of the most successful fibre optics businesses in the world, Zita returned home to Fogo Island in the early 2000’s and, along with her brothers Anthony and Alan, founded Shorefast.
In 2016, Zita was awarded the Order of Canada. She volunteers her time and energies to the active direction and management of Shorefast and our projects on Fogo Island.
Watch Zita speak about our work with PBS.